The Changing World

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Recent extraordinary and far-reaching events have transformed our world. The disintegration of the Communist Bloc has reconfigured international relationships, while the ending of apartheid symbolizes human commitment to unity. AIDS ravages developing countries, and it also has reshaped scientific research and cultural attitudes towards sexuality. The revolution in genetic medicine has coincided with increased rights for minorities and women. A growing awareness of our environment may cause millennial celebrations to be overshadowed by forecasts of ecological catastrophe. In this groundbreaking new book, eight renowned experts present their view of our changing world, their energetic commitment to improvement reverberating throughout. These powerful essays will inspire any reader to acquire a deeper understanding of the challenges confronting modern society.

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"...their energetic commitment to improvement, collected together, create a stimulating volume. These powerful essays help the reader acquire a deeper understanding of the challenges confronting modern society." The Midwest Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521283281
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/26/2012
  • Series: Darwin College Lectures Series, #8
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Patricia Fara, Peter Gathercole and Ronald Laskey; 1. Change in Southern Africa Desmond Tutu; 2. Human rights in a changing world Helena Kennedy; 3. Fundamentalism and the contemporary world Fred Halliday; 4. The genetic revolution Kay Davies; 5. The AIDS pandemic Roy Anderson; 6. Environmental security Sara Parkin; 7. The role of the United Nations Crispin Tickell; 8. Europe in a changing world Shirley Williams; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Index.

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